NPP stalwart and the Managing Director of the State Transport Corporation (ST) Nana Akomea has indicated that the Minority cannot achieve their aim of getting the BoG Governors removed through just demonstrations.
Nana Akomea says the Governor has the right to either accept petitions or delegate someone else to take the document on his behalf.
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Tuesday, he advised that the Minority summons the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, to Parliament to publicly respond to the allegations leveled against him in his administration.
He therefore insisted that utilizing the parliamentary summons would better help in providing the accountability they seek.
“Parliament, let me make it clear, has the power to summon the Governor of the Bank of Ghana. With this demonstration, he can choose to come for your petition. He can send someone else to come for it and there’s nothing you can do to him, but you can summon him to come to Parliament,” he stated, stressing “so that we, the public, can follow the issues”.
To him, “once they present a petition to the Speaker and the Speaker approves it and they summon the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, he will have to appear”.
The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday embarked on a protest to the Bank of Ghana (BoG), asking the Governor and his deputies to resign, alleging they have poorly managed the Central Bank.
Among some of the accusations against the Governors are that the bank recorded a staggering loss of GH¢60.8 billion and printed money to finance their “champagne lifestyle”, according to a post by Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson.